Managing Obesity by Combining Behavioral Weight Loss and Commercial Approaches

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Angela M Pinto, Baruch College City University of New York
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00827593
First received: January 22, 2009
Last updated: April 12, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of 3 behavioral weight loss programs- Weight Watchers, university-based behavioral weight loss treatment, and a combined approach which includes university-based treatment followed by Weight Watchers.


Condition Intervention
Obesity
Behavioral: Standard behavioral weight loss treatment
Behavioral: Weight Watchers
Behavioral: Combined Treatment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Managing Obesity by Combining Behavioral Weight Loss and Commercial Approaches

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Further study details as provided by Baruch College City University of New York:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight loss [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • cost-effectiveness [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 144
Study Start Date: November 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Standard behavioral weight loss
University-based behavioral weight loss treatment
Behavioral: Standard behavioral weight loss treatment
Participants will receive 12 months of university-based behavioral weight loss treatment
Active Comparator: Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers program
Behavioral: Weight Watchers
Participants will receive 12 months of Weight Watchers
Active Comparator: Combined Treatment
University-based behavioral weight loss treatment followed by Weight Watchers
Behavioral: Combined Treatment
Participants will receive university-based behavioral weight loss treatment followed by Weight Watchers

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 30-65 years
  • BMI between 27-50 kg/m2
  • Written approval/consent from primary health care provider

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to walk 2 blocks without stopping.
  • Currently participating in a weight loss program or taking weight loss medication.
  • Participated in a weight loss program in the last year
  • Took weight loss medication in the last 6 months.
  • Participated in Weight Watchers in last 2 years.
  • Lost >=5% of body weight during 6 months prior to screening.
  • Pregnant, lactating, less than 6 months postpartum, or plan to become pregnant during study time frame.
  • Report conditions that in the judgment of the principal investigator would render them potentially unlikely to follow protocol for the 12 month study.
  • Report a medical condition that would affect the safety and/or efficacy of a weight management program involving changes in diet and physical activity.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00827593

Locations
United States, New York
Baruch College
New York, New York, United States, 10010
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baruch College City University of New York
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Angela M Pinto, PhD Baruch College
  More Information

No publications provided by Baruch College City University of New York

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Angela M Pinto, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Baruch College City University of New York
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00827593     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 070601
Study First Received: January 22, 2009
Last Updated: April 12, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Weight Loss
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Body Weight Changes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 22, 2014